Largest DDoS of 2011 detected

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Largest DDoS of 2011 detected

Postby meep » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:55 pm

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Largest DDoS of 2011 detected

SC Magazine UK: Posted: 21.11.11

The largest packet per second distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of the year has been detected.

DDoS protection technology vendor Prolexic said the attack mitigated was the largest DDoS attack event in 2011 in terms of packets-per-second (PPS) volume, and it was targeted at "a large Asian customer and its DNS service provider".

Prolexic CTO Paul Sop said the attack, occurring between 5 and 12 November, was three times larger in PPS volume than the biggest attack it had mitigated previously, reaching 69 million PPS, a bandwidth of 45Gbps and 15,000 connections per secondĀ­. ...
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Re: Largest DDoS of 2011 detected

Postby spamislame » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:38 am

Odd that they don't identify the target of the attack. :/

These will only get bigger. It's still a childish method of retribution.

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Re: Largest DDoS of 2011 detected

Postby AlphaCentauri » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:47 pm

was there a dip in any type of spam at that time?
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Re: Largest DDoS of 2011 detected

Postby spamislame » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:37 am

This article has a tiny bit more detail:

http://news.techworld.com/security/3320 ... t-of-year/

A week-long DDoS attack that topped out at 45 Gbps and launched a flood of traffic at an Asian e-commerce company in early November was the biggest such incident so far this year, according to Prolexic, a company that defends websites against distributed denial-of-service attacks.

"an Asian e-commerce company". Well that narrows it down. ;)

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